Zuber claims maiden win

Andy Zuber claimed his first ever GP2 win in the sprint event in Turkey today

Zuber claims maiden win

The Trident driver made the best start from second on the grid to lead into the first corner, and he stayed there until the chequered flag.

Xandi Negrao held second initially, but he dropped out, handing the place to Adam Carroll.

Carroll closed the gap to less than half a second, but Zuber held on for a memorable win. On the final lap, Carroll conceded second to an inspired Lewis Hamilton.

A second lap spin dropped the Briton to 16th. A charging fightback saw him race wheel-to-wheel with Nelson Piquet Jr, but the Brazilian had flat spotted his tyres and could not respond to the Hamilton charge.

The ART star also bagged fastest lap, and with Piquet back in fifth, Hamilton's championship lead is back up to 10 points.

Timo Glock had a great dice with Hamilton and Piquet and came home fourth, while Nicolas Lapierre made a fantastic start and fought his way into the top six to earn Arden International their first points since the Monaco round in May.

CLASSIFIED:

Pos  Driver        Team                      Time
 1.  Zuber         Trident Racing            37:54.990
 2.  Hamilton      ART Grand Prix            +   2.938
 3.  Carroll       Racing Engineering        +   3.826
 4.  Glock         iSport International      +   5.807
 5.  Piquet Jr.    Piquet Sports             +   6.749
 6.  Lapierre      Arden International Ltd   +  10.347
 7.  Premat        ART Grand Prix            +  16.693
 8.  Perera        DAMS                      +  17.382
 9.  Di Grassi     Durango                   +  18.000
10.  Hernandez     Durango                   +  20.358
11.  Lopez         Super Nova International  +  20.610
12.  Monfardini    DAMS                      +  20.977
13.  Viso          iSport International      +  23.010
14.  Valles        Campos Racing             +  23.585
15.  Bruni         Trident Racing            +  26.360
16.  Villa         Racing Engineering        +  38.058
17.  Tahinci       FMS International         +  44.899
18.  Petrov        DPR                       +  45.888
19.  Yoshimoto     BCN Competicion           +  60.623

NOT CLASSIFIED:

     Driver        Team                        Laps
     Porteiro      Campos Racing                4
     Negrao        Piquet Sports                2
     Fauzy         Super Nova International     2
     Filippi       BCN Competicion              1
     Piccione      DPR                          1
     Pantano       FMS International            1
     Ammermueller  Arden International Ltd      0

Fastest lap: Hamilton, 1:36.822 on lap 23

Championship standings, round 10 (race 19):

Drivers                   Teams
 1.  Hamilton       101    1.  ART Grand Prix             163
 2.  Piquet Jr.      91    2.  Piquet Sports              104
 3.  Premat          62    3.  iSport International       101
 4.  Glock           58    4.  Arden International Ltd     51
 5.  Viso            42    5.  Trident Racing              45
 6.  Bruni           33    6.  Racing Engineering          33
 =   Carroll         33    7.  FMS International           30
 8.  Lopez           30    =   Super Nova International    30
 9.  Pantano         28    9.  DAMS                        14
10.  Lapierre        26    =   BCN Competicion             14
11.  Ammermueller    25   11.  DPR                         12
12.  Negrao          13    =   Campos Racing               12
13.  Zuber           12   13.  Durango                      9
 =   Piccione        12
15.  Yoshimoto        9
16.  Perera           8
 =   Di Grassi        8
18.  Valles           7
19.  Gommendy         6
 =   Monfardini       6
21.  Porteiro         5
22.  Filippi          2
23.  Hernandez        1
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